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MC’s Owner and Lead Consultant is Stefani Warren.
Over the course of a 40-year career, Stefani Warren has been a consultant, a business owner, a software developer, a program and project manager, a wife and a mother. There is no business challenge she cannot address. There is no work/life balance issue she does not understand.
Here are some career highlights:
Stefani Warren & Associates
Albuquerque NM & Los Angeles CA 1980-2022
Independent consultant and software developer, specializing in productivity solutions for businesses transitioning to computer-based offices and processes. Clients included Cyprus Mines Corporation, The Writer’s Computer Store, Paramount Pictures, and other production companies and professional practices.
Script Wizard Software
Founder and Owner
Hollywood and Glendale CA 1992-2013
Software development, publishing and distribution company specializing in desktop applications for the motion picture industry. Developed and distributed Script Wizard® and Prose Pro® MS Office add-ons for screenwriters (retail and online sales); produced and presented training seminars and workshops for industry professionals.
Technical Program Manager and Software Developer
Glendale, CA 2000-2014
While raising her son, Warren closed the door on her own business and took a position with Nestle, the Global Fortune 500 food company. First as Project Manager, then as Technical Program Manager, she spent the next twelve years managing a large digital platform portfolio and production support team, serving also as a consultant to executives, brand managers, interactive marketing agencies and other partners as Nestle made the transition to data-driven, consumer relationship marketing.
Founder and Managing Member
Westlake Village, CA and Las Vegas NV 2017-2020
Founder and Managing Partner of mobile technologies start-up founded to integrate recreational sports management and venue scheduling and consolidate a fragmented application software niche. Closed when partner banks withdrew funding due to the pandemic.
“Business is risky, there are no guarantees.” – SW
General Service Agreement
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General Service Agreement
THIS GENERAL SERVICE AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”) is between MicroBiz Consulting of Henderson, Nevada (the “Contractor”) and the individual or business that places an order for services (the “Client”).
The Client has determined that the Contractor has the necessary qualifications, experience and abilities to provide services to the Client.
The Contractor is agreeable to providing such services to the Client on the terms and conditions set out in this Agreement.
IN CONSIDERATION OF the matters described above and of the mutual benefits and obligations set forth in this Agreement, the receipt and sufficiency of which consideration is hereby acknowledged, the Client and the Contractor (individually the “Party” and collectively the “Parties” to this Agreement) agree as follows:
- The Client hereby agrees to engage the Contractor to provide the Client with one or more of the following services (the “Services”):
- Management consulting services
- Editorial services, including research and fact-finding services
- Notarial and document signing services
- The Services will also include any other tasks which the Parties may agree on. The Contractor hereby agrees to provide such Services to the Client.
TERM OF AGREEMENT
The term of this Agreement (the “Term”) will begin on the date of commencement of the Service and will remain in full force and effect until the completion of the Service, subject to earlier termination as provided in this Agreement. The Term may be extended with the written consent of the Parties.
In the event that either Party wishes to terminate this Agreement prior to the completion of the Service, that Party will be required to provide notice to the other Party via email.
The Parties agree to do everything necessary to ensure that the terms of this Agreement take effect.
Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, all monetary amounts referred to in this Agreement are in USD (US Dollars).
The Client sees the fee for service and makes full payment or a deposit at the time the order for service is placed (the “Compensation”).
For any balance due for any service performed, the Contractor will invoice the Client when the Services are complete.
Invoices submitted by the Contractor to the Client are due upon receipt. By prior agreement, Contractor will not release completed work for download until payment is received.
In the event that this Agreement is terminated by the Client prior to completion of the Service but where the Service has been partially performed, the Contractor will be entitled to pro rata payment of ‘balance due’ Compensation to the date of termination, provided that there has been no breach of contract on the part of the Contractor.
The Compensation as stated in this Agreement does not include sales tax, or other applicable duties as may be required by law. Any sales tax and duties required by law will be charged to the Client in addition to the Compensation.
REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES
For Services that require the Contractor to travel to perform the service, Contractor will be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses incurred by the Contractor in connection with providing the Service.
Confidential information (the “Confidential Information”) refers to any data or information relating to the Client, whether business or personal, which would reasonably be considered to be private or proprietary to the Client and that is not generally known and where the release of that Confidential Information could reasonably be expected to cause harm to the Client.
The Contractor agrees that they will not disclose, divulge, reveal, report or use, for any purpose, any Confidential Information which the Contractor has obtained, except as authorized by the Client or as required by law. The obligations of confidentiality will apply during the Term and will survive indefinitely upon termination of this Agreement.
All written and oral information and material disclosed or provided by the Client to the Contractor under this Agreement is Confidential Information regardless of whether it was provided before or after the date of this Agreement or how it was provided to the Contractor.
OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
All intellectual property and related material, including any trade secrets, moral rights, goodwill, relevant registrations or applications for registration, and rights in any patent, copyright, trademark, trade dress, industrial design and trade name (the “Intellectual Property”) that is developed or produced under this Agreement, is a “work made for hire” and will be the sole property of the Client. The use of the Intellectual Property by the Client will not be restricted in any manner.
The Contractor may not use the Intellectual Property for any purpose other than that contracted for in this Agreement except with the written consent of the Client. The Contractor will be responsible for any and all damages resulting from the unauthorized use of the Intellectual Property.
RETURN OF PROPERTY
Upon the expiration or termination of this Agreement, either by the Client or the Contractor, the Contractor will allow the Client to download any digital assets (documentation, records, or Confidential Information) which is the property of the Client or which the client uploaded in the course of placing orders with the Contractor, after which, Contractor will delete same from their servers.
In providing the Services under this Agreement it is expressly agreed that the Contractor is acting as an independent contractor and not as an employee. The Contractor and the Client acknowledge that this Agreement does not create a partnership or joint venture between them, and is exclusively a contract for service. The Client is not required to pay, or make any contributions to, any social security, local, state or federal tax, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, insurance premium, profit-sharing, pension or any other employee benefit for the Contractor during the Term. The Contractor is responsible for paying, and complying with reporting requirements for, all local, state and federal taxes related to payments made to the Contractor under this Agreement.
RIGHT OF SUBSTITUTION
Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the Contractor may, at the Contractor’s absolute discretion, engage a third party sub-contractor to perform some or all of the obligations of the Contractor under this Agreement and the Client will not hire or engage any third parties to assist with the provision of the Services.
In the event that the Contractor hires a sub-contractor:
the Contractor will pay the sub-contractor for its services and the Compensation will remain payable by the Client to the Contractor.
for the purposes of the indemnification clause of this Agreement, the sub-contractor is an agent of the Contractor.
Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the Contractor will have full control over working time, methods, and decision making in relation to provision of the Services in accordance with the Agreement. The Contractor will work autonomously and not at the direction of the Client. However, the Contractor will be responsive to the reasonable needs and concerns of the Client.
Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the Contractor will provide at the Contractor’s own expense, any and all tools, machinery, equipment, raw materials, supplies, workwear and any other items or parts necessary to deliver the Services in accordance with the Agreement.
The Parties acknowledge that this Agreement is non-exclusive and that either Party will be free, during and after the Term, to engage or contract with third parties for the provision of services similar to the Services.
All notices, requests, demands or other communications required or permitted by the terms of this Agreement will be given in writing and delivered to the Parties via email.
Except to the extent paid in settlement from any applicable insurance policies, and to the extent permitted by applicable law, each Party agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the other Party, and its respective affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and permitted successors and assigns against any and all claims, losses, damages, liabilities, penalties, punitive damages, expenses, reasonable legal fees and costs of any kind or amount whatsoever, which result from or arise out of any act or omission of the indemnifying party, its respective affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and permitted successors and assigns that occurs in connection with this Agreement. This indemnification will survive the termination of this Agreement.
MODIFICATION OF AGREEMENT
Any amendment or modification of this Agreement or additional obligation assumed by either Party in connection with this Agreement will only be binding if evidenced in writing signed by each Party or an authorized representative of each Party.
TIME OF THE ESSENCE
Time is of the essence in this Agreement. No extension or variation of this Agreement will operate as a waiver of this provision.
The Contractor will not voluntarily, or by operation of law, assign or otherwise transfer its obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the Client.
It is agreed that there is no representation, warranty, collateral agreement or condition affecting this Agreement except as expressly provided in this Agreement.
This Agreement will enure to the benefit of and be binding on the Parties and their respective heirs, executors, administrators and permitted successors and assigns.
Headings are inserted for the convenience of the Parties only and are not to be considered when interpreting this Agreement.
Words in the singular mean and include the plural and vice versa. Words in the masculine mean and include the feminine and vice versa.
This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Nevada.
In the event that any of the provisions of this Agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, all other provisions will nevertheless continue to be valid and enforceable with the invalid or unenforceable parts severed from the remainder of this Agreement.
The waiver by either Party of a breach, default, delay or omission of any of the provisions of this Agreement by the other Party will not be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or other provisions.